• @Showroom7561@lemmy.ca
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    Overall, missed mortgage payments are still lower than they were pre-pandemic, but Equifax expects more pain ahead. The Bank of Canada has signalled interest rates may need to stay higher for longer, which will push mortgage payments higher come renewal time.

    Good news, followed by “how can we create a problem, guys?”. 💁‍♂️

    • Rentlar
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      63 months ago

      Bank of Canada: Our metrics indicate people aren’t suffering enough.

      • IninewCrow
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        63 months ago

        More like: Our metrics indicate that people are enduring the suffering and show signs of being able to take more and longer.

  • @zaphod@lemmy.ca
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    So we’re just going to ignore that debt dropped and savings rose substantially during COVID thanks to stimulus payments and this might just be a rebound?

    Hell, they even bury this pretty damn important detail at the end of the piece:

    Overall, missed mortgage payments are still lower than they were pre-pandemic

    Also a) inflation has come back down and b) the economy is broadly healthy (minus the obvious and looming problems in housing and mortgages).

    But just keep telling those doom and gloom stories, media. You’ll be right eventually. Broken clocks and all that. #permabears

      • @zaphod@lemmy.ca
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        I honestly don’t know.

        But the point is missed payments are lower now than 3+ years ago. That they’re increasing again is an interesting data point but it’s a bit much to be setting off alarm bells. For all we know this is just part of the generalized ongoing reversion to the pre-pandemic mean.